The huge demand for hybrid working triggered millions of organisations to explore digital options to support remote working while ensuring security is not compromised. As a result, cloud computing has taken the business world by storm. However, despite this digital wake-up call, not enough organisations explore the wealth of options available through the cloud to enhance cost-effectiveness, improve business processes, and gain a competitive edge. 101 Data Solutions recommend that to help achieve maximum business performance, companies should change how they plan their technology refreshes with ‘anything as a service’ (XaaS).
What is XaaS?
Anything as a service (XaaS) provides applications, networks, software, and professional services as a pay-as-you-go subscription service. The most common XaaS include:
- Software as a Service
- Platform as a Service
- Infrastructure as a Service
- Storage as a Service
- Database as a Service
- Disaster Recovery as a Service
- Communications as a Service
- Professional Service as a Service
- Network as a Service
Why should businesses turn to XaaS?
Cheaper and fewer upfront costs: XaaS is more affordable than buying software, hardware, servers, security and infrastructure individually and installing them on site. XaaS cuts costs by offering a subscription or pay as you go model, whereby businesses provide less money upfront. It also prevents the expense of accumulating large amounts of unused capacity and computing resource, which sometimes don’t get used for months or even years. Instead, you buy what you need when you need it.
Provides a more efficient IT environment: XaaS means businesses can spend less on buying and maintaining equipment and enable their IT team to concentrate on other important projects within the company.
Ongoing customer support: XaaS means there is always support available, so the provider is there to help and give updates.
Freedom to scale up and scale down: The flexibility of XaaS means companies can scale up or down depending on their business needs.
The latest updates available: New software and hardware versions are available in real-time through XaaS so companies can be sure they have the latest technology. Xaas will keep the company updated on the new apps and solutions available, so businesses can move with the times and maintain a competitive edge.
How to get started
101 Data Solutions is partnered with HPE GreenLake Edge-to-Cloud Platform, ‘the cloud that comes to you’, providing a unified hybrid cloud operating model. HPE GreenLake is a leading provider of the pay for what you need and scale up and scale down options available through XaaS.
101 Data solutions will discuss with the business their exact requirements, the type of XaaS that they would find most beneficial, how to use it, and advice on how to plan their spending and IT usage over the next 5 years. Companies also benefit from the ongoing support provided by the consultants at 101 Data Solutions.